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Researchers Find Violence Is Prevalent in the Lives of Rural Youth
The findings come from focus groups with 18- to 20-year-olds and youth workers in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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Primary Sources: Girls with Same-Sex Partners More Likely to Report Relationship Abuse
A new study includes the experiences of young women who have female partners but don't identify as lesbian or bisexual.

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Four Tips for Serving LGBTQ Young People in Rural Communities
Sheri Boelter of Montana's Tumbleweed Runaway Program shares strategies for working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth in rural communities.

Diverse and happy young people.

#NCFYchat Recap: Serving LGBTQ Homeless Youth
Read top tweets from a November 24 Twitter chat on Serving LGBTQ Homeless Youth.

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NCFY Voices: From Homelessness to National Spokesman
Syncere St. Jamyz wasn't the typical homeless youth, but that experience informs his new role as an advocate for his peers.

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Primary Sources: Can Sexual Identity Place a Young Man at Higher Risk for STIs?
In estimating risk of sexually transmitted infections, does it matter whether young men having sex with men call themselves gay, straight or bisexual?

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Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ Relationships
Two new toolkits from The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs provide information about intimate partner violence against transgender people and people of color.

Diverse young people.

What the Youth Count! Initiative Found Out About Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Homeless Youth
A new brief from Urban Institute looks at findings from an initiative aimed at including more youth in point-in-time counts of people experiencing homelessness.

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Working With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth Who've Experienced Sexual Abuse
An online resource from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network offers tips for mental health professionals.

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Bright Idea: Five Ways to Help Parents and Their Transgender Teens and Young Adults
We talked to experts on transgender issues, who offered tips for creating acceptance between trans youth and their parents.

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